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Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings Declared Legal by Judge

November 7, 2019 –  An appeals judge quashed a previous code enforcement order to shut down weddings on a vacation rental property in Key Largo.

Lighthouse shut down? Is Key Largo Lighthouse closing?
Key Largo Lighthouse weddings declared legal by Judge. Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings are NOT shut down.

A surprise code enforcement action in February of 2018 and a ruling by a magistrate later that year caused severe distress to a number of renters who had selected Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings to handle their weddings at Coral Beach and Hidden Beach, two properties owned by Thurmond Street Partners.

Key Largo Lighthouse is NOT Shutting Down

The original ruling to shut down the weddings was appealed, but it took a year to get the case in front of a Judge, who quashed the entire original ruling by the magistrate.

Below are links to a recent ruling and the final decision of the Judge.

Appeals judge quashes code enforcement order. 

Judge denies COUNTY request for contempt order.

Shut Down Key Largo Lighthouse weddings
Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings declared legal.

It should be noted that no weddings were canceled or shut down, and no fines were levied against any renters, property owners, or Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings. Regrettably, the stress did cause voluntary cancellations by several renters who were misinformed by different articles published about Key Largo Lighthouse Shut Down.

Below are the titles of some of the articles that were written about the Key Largo Lighthouse shut down for weddings on Coral and Hidden Beach.

Bride-to-be avoids illegal venue misstep – Keys News

Judge denies business’ request to keep operating – Keys News

Judge orders end to Lighthouse weddings – Keys News

Wedding venue’s third request to stay denied – Keys News

Request to continue booking weddings denied again – Keys News

Business appealing order to stop weddings – Keys News

Wedding venue angers neighbors  – Keys News

8 thoughts on “Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings Declared Legal by Judge”

  1. Jim Benjaminson

    Always has to be a person or group that wants to cause problems. Glad this got resolved in favor of the “venue”. Our daughter got married there; it was a great place for a wedding. Glad some spoil-sport didn’t try to ruin it.

    1. Spoil sport? They are zoned residential and the weddings are a major nuisance to the folks who live there full time. How inconsiderate of you. Did you ever once stop and think what it must be like living next to these venues?

      1. Kervin Batista

        You obviously have Key Largo Lighthouse Weddings confused with another property. The closest residential neighbor is 1/2 mile away. The property is completely surrounded by commercial land. And as for traffic, the entrances are directly from the main highway. Which properties are you thinking of? I may be able to assist you.

      2. David McGraw

        This property is not – is not – in a residential neighborhood. It is surrounded by high-volume commercial businesses and is 1/2 mile from the closest residence.

  2. Connie Benjaminson

    Glad it got straightened out. My daughter was married there in 2016. Wonderful facility and location for a destination wedding. Some folks are such jerks. Glad the court saw fit to over turn the ruling.

  3. David N McGraw

    It was unfair that Monroe County put thousands of first-time out-of-state visitors under stress because of the immoral intentions of a group called the Island of Key Largo Federation of Homeowners Associations. This tiny group of ne’er-do-wells managed to get the county to dance to their twisted whims at the expense of the entire county. Shame on them. Justice was finally served, but people suffered.

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